Thursday, January 13, 2011

Is White A Color?

White as Snow. . .
White light. . . .
Winter White. . .
Snow on snow on snow. .
Walking on eggshells. . .
White fever. . .
White Sale. . .
White Creme de Menthe. . .
White Feather. . .
White as A sheet. . .
White Elephant. . .
White Friars. . .
White with Fear. . .
White Lie. . .
Phrases and words of white. But is white a color? Read an interesting discussion of this and yes white is a color. If you google "Is White A Color" maybe you'll get the same site I did on where there is an interesting article on this.  I was unable to get the link to work.  Sorry. Mary O'neill says this about white in her book: HAILSTONES & HALIBUT BONES
" White is a Dove
And lily of the valley
And a puddle of milk
Spilled in an alley -
A Ship's sail
A Kite's tail'A wedding veil
Hailstones and Halibut bones
And some people's
White is marshmallow
And vanilla ice cream
And the part you can't remember
In a dream.
White is a pair of
Whispers talking.
White is the beautiful
Broken lace
Of Snowflakes falling
On your face."
I love white work, white lace edgings and all the 'shades' of white if you believe that there are 'shades of white'!!
I'm starting to plan my stitching projects for the coming weeks. Some are in getting ready for market that is in February. Others are for my pure enjoyment.
Do you think white is a color?
Our 3 winners for the Dec drawing are: Elizabeth Ann, Wendy, and Sudukc! The first one to email me also wins the extra item! Please email me your addresses so I can send out your items!
Not dyeing white today -


  1. Couldn't get the link to work, but I thought white light was a mixture of all the colours and black was the absence of colour/light

  2. Yes, white is a color and you need a variety of them when you are stitching to get the one that is just right for a project.

  3. Oops, sorry if link isn't working. I don't know how to make it work. Perhaps you can go to Color Matters and find it that way.

  4. White is absolutely a color. If you are in Wisconsin in January, all you have to do is look outside to see all the different shades!! White is actually a combination of all the colors so there are many different colors of white - silver, blue, pink, yellow...etc. Normally I'm all about this color...however I've seen enough of it to last me the rest of the winter!